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Toronto Subway now kickin’ it oldstyle

Sample of various oldstyle figures in the Toronto Subway fonts.

Toronto Subway oldstyle figures

All four Toronto Subway desktop fonts now include optional oldstyle figures. The addition of oldstyle figures came from a request I received from the Swedish Comics Association for the redesign of their magazine, Bild & Bubbla. » There’s more! Continue reading “Toronto Subway now kickin’ it oldstyle”

New Toronto Subway fonts released and 50% off

Sample showing of the new Toronto Subway fonts.

Toronto Subway now includes Light, Regular, Bold and Black weights.

I’m very pleased to announce that new and updated Toronto Subway fonts are now available. Only a year behind schedule, but I hope worth it for those who may have been waiting.

Most important is the addition of two new weights to the Toronto Subway family: Light and Black. These will expand the versatility of the typeface, allowing it to be elegant or assertive, as your needs require.

As well as the two new weights, Toronto Subway Regular and Bold have been extensively revised. The character outlines have been improved so the corners look sharp even at gigantic sizes.

The character set has been increased, now with coverage for more European languages. More f ligatures are available, as well as new Fi and Ti ligatures. You can now create custom fractions and ordinal numbers. There are currency marks for the new Turkish lira and Russian ruble symbols. Kerning has been overhauled and expanded. Toronto Subway Light has alternate versions of P and R, depending on how art deco you want your type to look.

Sample showing of Toronto Subway icons.

New Toronto Subway icons.

And, bonus, all the fonts now contain icons from the TTC: buses, streetcars, subway, arrows and more.

The Toronto Subway Regular and Bold fonts are a free upgrade for current licensees. If you agreed to join my mailing list you’ll soon receive details on upgrading in your email box.

The new fonts are available as both OpenType desktop fonts for print work, or as web fonts for use on your websites.

To celebrate their release, until the end of 2014 the new fonts and font sets will be available for 50% off.

Toronto Subway goes Black

Toronto Subway Black uppercase sample

Toronto Subway Black uppercase 

Toronto Subway Black upper and lowercase text sample

Toronto Subway Black upper and lowercase

As well as a light weight, I’ve been working on a black version of Toronto Subway to extend the family on the bold end. The glyph outlines are now completed for both Toronto Subway Light and Toronto Subway Black. Now begins the hard work of getting the correct character spacing, adjusting kerning pairs and adding hints.

Toronto Subway web fonts and OpenType fonts released

Screen capture of sample of Toronto Subway Regular web font.

Toronto Subway Regular web font as viewed in Safari.

Web fonts for Toronto Subway are now available in the Quadrat font store.

The Quadrat web font licence allows purchasers to use the web fonts on any and all websites they own or maintain. The web font packages include instructions for installing the web fonts and sample settings using the web fonts.

As well, the Toronto Subway desktop fonts have been updated to OpenType, a format which allows the same font file to be used on Macintosh, Windows or Linux.

The web fonts and the OpenType fonts are free updates for all current licensees of Toronto Subway. If you have purchased a licence for Toronto Subway, email me with your name, the email address used when you purchased your licence, the date of your purchase and your invoice reference number. Please also let me know whether you are interested in the web fonts, the OpenType fonts or both. Please allow one or two business days for your request to be processed and the fonts to be sent to you via email.

These updates are open to everyone who has purchased a licence for Toronto Subway, either through the Quadrat font store or through